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to fix them but engaging the public in new ways would help a lot. >> president farrell: thank you. any other member of the public that wishes to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. again, i want to thank everyone for coming out, especially the civil grand jury and those members of the public who had strong feelings one way or the other. at this time the board of supervisors, we've been asked to respond to a number of the findings and recommendations of the civil grand jury. and so what i thought president chiu i know will be back momentarily but what i thought i'd do was run through one by one about the ones we been asked to respond to and give the recommendations as we run through those. and i'm going to take this subject matter by subject matter as opposed to just findings and recommendations. so finding one, the city through the sf arts commission and gfta devotes -- in more generous amounts than any other municipality in the united states. i think the answer there is because the study hasn't been completed would be -- guess agree partially. we're proud of what we do but w
at the arts commission. >> president farrell: well thanks for your response and your time and i guess welcome and look forward to working together for sure in times to come. and any questions? all right. so thank you very much. i know there are a number of other city departments that were present before and i know we had a delayed start so i don't know who is left. but if there are folks that are left that want to come speak, we see you there. anyone, i will offer you guys the opportunity if any departments want to speak. i'd say line up like public comment but why don't you come on forward and we'd love to hear from you. thanks. >> regina, office of small business. good afternoon. i just wanted to make a note that our office was asked to respond to a recommendation that the street artists program move over to the office of small business. while in discussion with the commission in our office, we don't think it's within our purview to make a direct recommendation in terms of that, that that is a decision-making matter for either the arts commission for or the board of supervisors or for the m
and supervisor farrell and supervisor campos, good to see you guys in action doing the city's work. i am former supervisor tony hall and i was the writer and author of prop p that was passed in november of 2002, and matt gonzalez co-sponsored that. now there was eminent need for the oversight committee because prop e eliminated thevores from weighing in, eliminated the need for voters to approve revenue bonds and we're not talking about hundreds of millions, but we're talking about billions. so the prop p, the revenue bond oversight committee was of eminent importance. that is why it passed overwhelmingly. what was its mission? how revenue bond were managed by the puc and city? how were they going to do this? obviously they had to employ outside agency for outside audits and what happens is that the mayor at that time, mr. gavin newsom, along with the controller, mr. ed harrington who later became the general manager of the puc undermined the revenue bond oversight committee so they would have complete control over the monies and eliminating public oversight. the proof of the pudding the de
planned a few weeks ago and we had some miscues but we're ready to go. >> president farrell: clarification, i was watching the giants. madam clerk, please call items 2 and 3 together. >> item 2 is a hearing and item 3 is a resolution. >> president farrell: thank you very much. and from the mayor's office, if you want to come forward. >> hello. my name is leo chee, budget officer with the mayor. thank you for having this hearing and thanks to the service for the grand jury for your report on the arts commission. on behalf of the mayor's office, i really want to acknowledge that the arts commission has had challenges in the past as we've seen in the controller's audit in the past, but i also want to say that i'm very excited that under the leadership of the new director of cultural affairs, tom -- i think we have made a lot of progress at the arts commission moving forward on the better systems, and management that we want to see at the arts commission. so i do really want to recognize that in theort there is a number of findings and recommendations, and i'm excited that the department has b
. >> president farrell: can i ask you a quick question. obviously there have been lots of changes, personnel changes. have you had a chance to interact with the current staff? >> yes, we have. >> to your satisfaction in terms of time and so forth? because obviously if we have new staff they may have different ideas, hopefully stronger ideas, perhaps they're going to cure some of the past ills. i want to ask your opinion on that. >> we have done that. we do find a great deal of hope that the new staff will make great strides. and i think the morale that we have found as a result of that has improved. however, that's not enough to sort of stand on your laurels. the structure of the board is wrong. for the 2012 responsibilities of this commission. and we want to make that clear, that that's our position, based upon everything that we have learned in the past year of investigation. >> president farrell: thank you. >> the commission puts a higher priority on matters other than conserving the articles that are part of the collection, for maintaining the collection, for cataloging the collection, a
clerk roll call vote. supervisor elsbernd? elsbernd aye, supervisor farrell? >> aye >> supervisor kim? >> kim aye. >> supervisor mar aye. >> supervisor olague? >> no >> supervisor campos? >> no. >> campos no, president chiu? >> aye. >> supervisor chu? >> chu aye. supervisor cohen? >> aye. >> there are eight ayes and three nos. this resolution is adopted-game item 11 is a resolution authorizing the recreation and park department to accept and expend a conservation grant in amount of $131,000 from the california department ever parks and recreation for the twin peaks. >> roll call vote. (roll call vote ) there are eleven ayes. >> this resolution is adopt [ gavel ] . >> item 124 21 authorization the director of public works to execute an amendment to the construction management services agreement for the laguna honda hospital replacement program. >> same house, same call. this ordinance is adopted [ gavel ] . >> item 13, resolution authorizing the department of public works to accept and expend a federal grant in the amount of $1,381,000 from the metropolitan transportat
, supervisor campos. supervisor farrell. >> [ applause ] . >> i too want to compliment the creative director on the stickers. thank you, to all coming out. and i'm very happy to support this. >> thank you, supervisor farrell. >> again, i just wanted to thank everybody, as everyone has already said. while our office was really happy to carry this through to implementation and bring it to the full board this legislation really came through the input of residents and advocates. you had worked on this issue for years before i had even come into the office and i'm happy to bring this forward to the full board. i think they are some really good fixes within our public health code that will provide us more information and the data that we need to effectively utilize the resources that we do have to combat bed bug infestation in the city. not just by complaints, but by pest control operator abatement will help us understand the scope of this throughout the city of san francisco. i did have a number of amendments, which i had articulated prior to public comment and i was hope we could take a motion
and farrell. i have not experienced bed bugs in my building. i live in the 16th street hotel. many other people have. this bed bug legislation will cause a manager -- will ensure the managers will have train curriculum on exactly what and how to deal with bed bugs, inspectors and the dph to make sure managers don't just say that they took care of. it they will have to prove that they took care of it. this legislation would give tenants peace of mind. managers would have to fulfill their obligations or be issued a violation from the dph and i would be on their tails to make sure that they do their jobs. as a tenants' right organizer i'm known in the mission district as the tro for the sro from hell. thank you. [ laughter ] >> thank you. i'm going to call a few more speakers. rd. >> good afternoon my name is michael harrington with the mission sro collaborative on dolores street and live in the dog patch area in the mission. i have been living there for over ten years and i have had bed bugs twice in that period of time in 2007 and in 2011. i'm a very clean person. but as we all know
have two more seats. supervisor farrell? >> given that i wasn't here last week i would defer to my colleagues. i was impressed by those who came out and spoke today and thank you. and mr. mauroff, i'm glad to see has been mentioned, but i am happy to defer to my colleagues for seat 2, i think mr. rita evans would be great for the bart riders' interest, especially someone riding [pwa-rlt/] everyday to the east bay and i think you would be very well-suited to that see the. which only leaves one remaining see the, seat 1. >> again, i think any of these individuals would do a great job for see seat 1 and it's hard to choose, but i will say nicole agbayani for see the 1. >> we have a motion for nicole agbayani, the manager at the excelsior action group. so we have nominations for each of the six seats and it's great to see such an interesting around the balboa station to make sure that we're dedicating the interest and attention that is needed. so i just wanted to again repeat the motion that we have before us. we have nicole agbayani for seat 1, miss evans for seat 2, mr. mauer yah
aye supervisor farrell aye supervisor kim heir supervisor mar aye [stkpwhr*-rts/] supervisor olague heir supervisor wiener aye supervisor avalos aye supervisor campos aye is >> president chiu aye supervisor chu aye supervisor cohen aye there are eleven ayes. >> the resolutions are adopted. item 37. item 37 resolution urging the board of supervisors to support statewide education funding intives to help san francisco public educational system. >> supervisor wiener? >> if supervisor mar would like to speak first. >> this is both as a funding measure for our schools and i think prop 38 has been controversial recently, but i will just say that prop 30 is the governor's measure that would help prevent serious cuts to our schools. it's supported not only by the california teachers association, but the california federation of teachers and many, many different groups from the california school board associations to others and our board of education supports both. prop 38 is our children and our future local schools and bond debt reduction act. it would actually support early childhoo
of these challenges ahead of us. >> president farrell: just one question. san francisco does very well compared to other california cities but california does poorly to other states. the first finding we're asked to comment on is that we develop more than any other municipality in the u. s. do you know where we stand in there hasn't been a comprehensive analysis from what you've seen. >> yes. i want to clarify. we were asked to either agree, disagree partially, or disagree wholly by the instructions. in terms of the cup half full or empty when we disagree partially you can interpret that as a green partially. in terms of finding one, we just do not have the teat before us. there had not been a comprehensive data set. we would wanted to have a methodology to know what numbers we are looking at. san francisco is in terms of per capita funding arts is one of the highest in the country which is a great honor for our city. so with that i want to speak on a high level of of what the role of the report will be in terms of organizational change and improvement at the arts commission and then i'll at a
roll call on this item. >> supervisor elsbernd? >> elsbernd aye. >> supervisor farrell aye. >> supervisor kim? >> kim aye. >> supervisor mar, marr aye. >> supervisor olague. >> olague aye. >> supervisor wiener. >> aye. >> supervisor avalos? >> aye. >> supervisor campos? >> campos aye. >> president chiu. >> chue aye. >> supervisor chu. >> aye. >> supervisor cohen, aye, >> there are eleven ayes. >> item 29 a motion appointing annemarie fortier, susana russo and sharie o'neill, >> same house, same call. >> motion approved item 30. >> motion appointing paul giussi to the graffiti advisory board. >> same house, same call, item approved. >> >> item 31 is approved. >> item 32 is a motion appointing bruce oka term ending april 27th 2013 to the sunshine ordinance task force. >> colleagues same house same call. this motion is approved. item 33. >> item 33 is a motion apointing supervisor eric mar term ending november 28,2013 to the california state association of counties board of directors. >> colleagues do we have a motion to , second and without objectio
on the walls. i brought a project proposal for 450 o'farrell street and this is two buildings that are owned by the [speaker not understood]. and right here we have 450, that's their church building and 474 is a building they own next to it. it's indicative of american history over the last 120 years when this religious group came to power and earned enough money to not only purchase and build this building by 1923, there's been a span of 30 years, but then secretly purchased the building next to t. i've been trying to put some pressure on this organization to do something as well as the city to do something with the building next to it and the building next to it is our public display of art. i've been here before and i've showed you guys a blank canvas. this is a picture of the building of four years ago. at 474 natoma street we just built a 55 unit with art on the wall. this house is a nobody except for some people outside. in 2008 there's a letter from the director of planning to the organization which owns this building that says this location has the potential to dramatically improve t
, i would like to recognize supervisor mark farrell for his outstanding leadership and collaborative approach in addressing this key issue. and i know that as we did with pension reform, we'll be able to work together to overcome this challenge and develop a plan that will address our long-term challenge of sustainably funding the commitments we have made. as well as developing ways to proactively address rising health care costs. as a final note while we can and we should and we will focus on consensus measures to address this challenge, i would also like to suggest that the board of supervisors is able to take measures now to address this issue. it is tempting to commit the entirety of today's resources to today's problems. but we also need to take into account the needs of tomorrow. saving isn't the most thrilling thing to do, but i know that you value the long-term fiscal health of our city, supervisors just as i do and you will make decisions that benefit the city today, as well as in the future. thank you. our final question by supervisor campos. thank you. thank you mr. mayor.
no other names on the roster, that concludes roll call for introduction. >> supervisor farrell, pardon me. >> colleagues i have one hearing request, following up on mayor lee's comments from president chiu i'm introducing hearing requests regardsing our over $4 billion health care liability on the books in san francisco. in 2004 the government accounts board issued statement 45 requiring government employers to measure and report liabilities associated with post retirement benefits exclusing pensions. the lion's share of that number is health care costs of of our controler's office completed the first required report in 2010 based off of 2008 numbers and estimate our liability at $4.36 billion. in just a few weeks the controller's office is going to release an updated report based on 2010 numbers. in advance of this release i'm calling for a hearing of the government oversight committee to look at the updated numbers in greater detail. the problem isn't so much a balance sheet issue, but the fact that the health care costs are going to rise from approximately $150 million to approximate
is jane kim and i'm joined by supervisor mark farrell and supervisor david campos and we're joined by our clerk, linda wong and we would like to acknowledge the staff at sfgovtv who record our meetings and make the transcript as valuable and makenize jesse larson and mike freeman. >> make sure to silence all cell phones and complete speaker cards and documented to be individualed as part of the file should submitted to the clerk. >> thank you, madame clerk. can you please call item no. 1. >> ordinance amending the health code by requiring 1, the department of public health to provide written information outlining the rights and riresponsibilities of tenants, property owners and pest control operators regarding the prevention and treatment of bedbug infestations. 2, dph to develop a training curriculum on bedbug abatement. 3, owners to respond to bedbug infestation complaints. 4, property owners to disclose bedbug infestation history for the previous two years. 5, the department of public health to collect and publish bedbug data on a quarterly basis. 6, establishing enforcement procedu
's on the cover. >> that's right. it looks like colin farrell but it actually is will cain. >> thank you. to details. i'm flattered. >>> the average student debt, who wants to take a guess at that? >> $27,000. >> the average student debt has reached mind boggling levels. we'll bring christine back to talk about that and she'll be able to answer your question. >>> rachel ray has a new season under way but also a new venture for dogs. we'll talk about that, live. her new pup-up truck, i love saying that, is right outside our studios. you're watching "starting point." >>> welcome back to "starting point." i'm christine romans. u.s. stock futures are down slightly. there's a big jump in jobless claims last week, 388,000 unemployment claims were filed last week, 46,000 jump from the woek before. remember the week before there was a big decline? wo we'll get aa look at the new housing numbers. >>> settlement money meant for homeowners are instead being used by states to close their budgets. less than half has actually gone to struggling homeowners, according to a study by the housing nonprofit
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